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DAY 15: The Gibson Hotel

The Gibson Hotel (photo from TripAdvisor)

T The Gibson Hotel (photo from TripAdvisor)

The Gibson is my favorite Dublin hotel. Regan and I stayed at the Gibson last September, and it was the best time I have had in Dublin in years. The Gibson is sleek and modern, with 252 rooms. The bar, restaurant, and reception areas are bright and airy. There is definitely a cool vibe at the Gibson which can be explained by its proximity to the O2 arena.  I am not very cool, but they still let me stay there.

The Gibson is a great option for staying in Dublin if you are not interested in being right in the heart of it all, but still want to be close enough to make site-seeing convenient. The Luas (Dublin’s tram) stops directly in front of the hotel and gets you to O’Connell Street in about seven minutes. From there, Regan and I grabbed taxis to several of our morning appointments or walked where we wanted to go. Very convenient.

The Hemi Bar was the perfect spot for meeting friends and family while in Dublin. A few of the amenities we appreciated at the Gibson:

  • Vending machines on each floor – perfect when you need a late-night Bueno bar fix.
  • Fridge in the room – who doesn’t want cold beverages on demand?
  • Late night room service
  • Large bathroom with a WONDERFUL shower!

The shower is really, really great. In fact, it spoiled me for the rest of the trip – no other shower in Ireland measured up. The service was top-notch and professional and the room was immaculate. I will definitely stay at the Gibson next time I am in Dublin. Thanks to Evin (@FreckledPast on Twitter for the recommendation!